Last Day!

Free Shipping April 6-10

Today is the last day for free shipping from Stampin’ Up! Any size order qualifies for the free shipping except for Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. (The shipping charge for them is discounted all the time.) Now is the time to stock up on your supplies and order a few more items from your wish list. The 2013-2015 In Colors will be retiring the end of May so be sure you have all the reinkers for those ink pads. Check out the Weekly Deals below and the Clearance rack to round out your order.images of the Weekly deals for 4-7-15

Whoop! It’s Coming!

Free Shipping April 6-10

It’s not often that Stampin’ Up! offers FREE SHIPPING and certainly not on everything except Paper Pumpkin subscriptions and certainly not for 5 DAYS!

  • How about a little shopping relief in the midst of figuring out your taxes?
  • How about rewarding yourself now that you have finally filed your taxes?
  • Now is the time to stock up on your stamping supplies and perhaps check off some of the items still on your wish list and get FREE SHIPPING!
  • Get it? FREE SHIPPING!

Get your wish list ready so you can order early next week. Volume of orders will be high so place your order early to avoid delays. Call me with your order, email me with your order, or place your order through my online store next week. If you place your order on Monday, you will still be able to order items from this week’s Weekly Deals at 15% off shown below. Then place another order later in the week to take advantage of the new Weekly Deals that will come out on Tuesday. There is no minimum order requirement.

Images of the Weekly Deals for week of 3-31-15

 

All Good Things Come to an End

SAB New ItemsToday is the last day you can choose a free item for each $50 in product you order through my online store. That’s right, Sale-A-Bration ends at midnight. It is sort of like cinderella, midnight is the deadline. Check out the wonderful Sale-A-Bration frre items you can choose from by clicking on the image above and then hurry over to my store to place your order before the clock strikes 12 Mountain Time.

You might want to order some of the new Weekly Deals to make up a $50 order and get a free SAB product at the same time. Check them out below!

Images of the Weekly Deals for week of 3-31-15

Paper Pumpkin sale imageFinally there is a third way to order $50 to get a free SAB item and this one also ends tonight! Preorder a 3 month subscription to Paper Pumpkin, a monthly stamping surprise in the mail, and get $5 off for the three month subscription. There is no limit to the number of three month subscriptions you can purchase at this sale price so order four and get a $20 savings for the whole year! You just use one subscription at a time.

Why get a subscription to Paper Pumpkin? Do you

  • like to get a surprise in the mail? Each month you will receive a complete paper crafting kit which will be an exciting surprise.
  • have limited space for crafting supplies? Everything you need to create the monthly project are included in the kit.
  • Have limited time to spend creating fun projects? These projects are quick and can easily be completed in about 1/2 hour. Plenty of time for a little ‘me’ time while your baby sleeps.

Then Paper Pumpkin is for you. I’ll be happy to get you started but do take advantage of this sale price while it lasts!

 

Only a few days left!

Paper Pumpkin sale imageWhat is Paper Pumpkin you ask? It is a monthly subscription to a creative kit from Stampin’ Up! Each month you receive in the mail this cute pre-cut cardstock, ink and stamps, and embellishments are provided along with detailed directions for completing the project. Each month is a different project. Sometimes it is a card, sometimes a journal, and sometimes a party decoration. A Paper Pumpkin subscription is perfect for you if you

  • have little space to store a lot of crafting supplies
  • have little spare time but really like to do paper crafting because most of the projects can be completed in about 30 minutes
  • love getting fun things in the mail
  • love getting a surprise every month

During Sale-A-Bration, a three-month prepaid subscription is on sale. Not only is it on sale but the sale price is over $50 so you also get to choose one of the Sale-a-Bration free items. You can purchase more than one three-month prepaid subscription for more savings. That is what I did. I bought two of them. When your order is processed, you will receive an email with a code number to use when you access your prepaid purchase. If you order more than one three-month prepaid subscription, you will receive a separate code for each three-month subscription. Be sure to save those codes as you will enter the second code to access your second three month when the first subscription expires. If you bought 4 of these at the sale price, you would save $20 over the 12 month prepaid subscription price. And you would get to choose 4 free Sale-a-Bration items. What a great deal is this?! But you must hurry and place your order with me or through my online store by next Tuesday evening. Click on the image above for more details and to order.

 

Heartfelt Thank You

handmade thank you cardI was asked this week to make a large, very large thank you card for our church choir director. I convinced the person requesting this that a card with several pages inside would work better than a very large card. This card is a 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card with two additional sheets of Whisper White cardstock inside.

The outside is a sheet of Painted Bloom designer series paper (137784). I created the greeting in MDS and printed it out on a scrap of the reverse side of this flower design. Then I cut it out with one of the Labels Collections Framelits (125598).

I layered pieces of music cut from an old song book on Whisper White cardstock and then cut it out with the largest size die of the Hearts Collection (125599), the scalloped one. I used glue dots on the scallops to adhere some retired pleated ribbon around the heart and then mounted it on the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. To make this card yourself, you can trace around that scallop heart die and cut it out with your paper snips to make a mat for the heart in place of the ribbon. A few Pearl Basic Jewels (119247) gave added interest.

I stamped ‘from all of us’ from the Crazy about You stamp set (w – 138856, c – 138859, p – 137137) with Wild Wasabi ink on the first Whisper White page and adhered ‘Thank’ and ‘You’ cut out of Wild Wasabi with the Hello You Thinlits Dies (137363) (bundle of Crazy about You and Hello You Thinlits available, see below) underneath the stamping.

I held the cover and inside pages together with a length of retired gold cord tied around the spine of the card. Since this is a larger card, I used a sheet of Painted Blooms and the Envelope Punch Board (133774) to create an envelope.

To order the supplies I used for this card, just click on the linked photos below.

So Much To Share

This is Terrific Tuesday and there is so much to share!

There are new digital downloads. I created this digital card with two of them, So Very You (138156) and Kinda Eclectic (138154).

Digital greeting card created with Kinda Eclectic and So Very You digital downloadsYou can see all the new downloads here. Click on the images for more details and to order them.

Terrific Tuesday…almost.

Yes, today is Tuesday and we do have new Weekly Deals to make the day exciting. However, it is with sadness that Stampin’ Up! has announced that they are discontinuing all Blendabilities and will not be offering them in the near future. Too many of the alcohol markers were drying out even before they were sold due to microscopic holes in the casings. So Stampin’ Up! made the difficult decision to not carry them any longer. They are proud of the quality of their products and could not in good conscience continue to sell a product which couldn’t be depended on. I am proud to be part of a company who is so conscientious about providing the best quality products to their customers!

So now what do you do? Below is a chart to guide you, Not all Blendabilities are defective so if the ones you already have are working fine, continue to enjoy them while they last. All alcohol markers will eventually dry out. That is the nature of these markers.

table about what to do with backordered Blendabilities Now what do we do for coloring in images? I truly loved using my Blendabilities and hope in the near future Stampin’ Up! is able to create a way for us to carry some other brand of alcohol marker. Meanwhile, we can go back to using Blender Pens (102845), our Stampin’ Write markers, and Aqua Painters 103954). You can pick up ink from the markers with the blender pens. Or you can squeeze the lid of a stamp pad to pick up some of the ink on the lid. Then use an Aqua Painter or blender pen to transfer that ink to your image. Alternately you can add a drop or two of reinker to the lid of your stamp pad and the pick it up from there to paint your image.

Enough of the sadness, on to the new Weekly Deals. You can see them below. Just click on the photo to get more details and remember that these prices last only through Monday night so order the ones you want now. Procrastination will cause you to miss out!

screen shot of the Weekly Deals for 3-10-15

Just In Time…

With this week’s Weekly Deals, you will be set for St. Patrick’s Day and Easter treat giving. The new deals include several ways to wrap up and package treats. You can use the packaging as is or embellish them to your heart’s desire. And just look at the digital download! The Lucky You Ensemble has everything you need to decorate and entertain on St. Patty’s Day. You can get more details and order these Weekly Deals by clicking on the photo. Do it now since these prices are only good through Monday night.

Screenshot of the Weekly Deals for week of 3-3-15

There are also new digital downloads for MDS. They come out the first Tuesday of each month. I chose to order the Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper and the Balloon Bash stamp brush set and created this card just for you. If your birthday is today, that is. :op

Digital birthday card using the new Birthday Bash designer series paper and Balloon Bash stamp brush setWhat really attracted me to the Balloon Bash stamp set are the flourishes in the images. I Used the color picker to color the greeting to match the color in the background. Then I double clicked on the image and used the color tool to color the flowers Melon Mambo and the leaves Pear Pizzazz. Click on the supplies to order the ones you need to make this card.

From the Herd

The stamp set From the Herd makes me giggle each time I see it! I am so happy I bought it because I get such a kick out of it when I use it. I hope the recipients of my cards enjoy it as much as I do. I created this belated birthday card for our son whose birthday is on Sunday. Being an accomplished procrastinator, this is Friday and I just remembered again that his birthday is March 1. I remembered last week but didn’t take the time to make a card then. But…From the Herd is perfect for this card!

handmade birthday card using the From the Herd stamp set and blendabilities markersThe inside of the card says, “hope it was great!” I made a card for a friend last week with this set that says, “just looking in on you…” I left the inside blank and wrote a note of encouragement to her. I colored the images with Blendabilities, the alcohol markers Stampin’ Up! sells. I love them because the inks are more transparent than our Stampin’ Write markers and the inks blend together much easier. I know that I need to work more on my blending but I wanted to share this card even though my blending isn’t perfect. My motto for this year is ‘Get It Done’ so I have to compromise on doing things perfectly. :o)

Unfortunately, Blendabilities are not available right now as there have been some quality issues with the manufacturer. Stampin’ Up! stands behind everything they sell so they have pulled the Blendabilities until the quality issues are cleared up. However, you can purchase any of the other supplies I used for this card by clicking on the images below. I appreciate your business.

Don’t forget that this is Sale-A-Bration time and you get to choose a free item exclusive to the Sale-A-Bration brochure for each $50 of product you purchase through March 31. To make it even more exciting, Stampin’ Up! has added four new free items available March 1 – March 31. Check them out below:
For Being You Sale-A-Bration stamp setThe Thanks in this stamp set is perfect for coloring in with Blendabilities. I like the sweet line of little hearts too!
Screen shot of the In Color Accessory Pack available for free during MarchHave you tried the thick baker’s twine on page 207 in the annual catalog? It comes in the five 2013-2015 In Colors and now it comes in the 2014-2016 Incolors. And…you can get it for FREE. All five colors in one package plus matching buttons!
New Nature's Perfection stamp set for Free during the last month of Sale-A-BrationHere is another new free stamp set that is perfect for coloring with Blendabilities and I think the butterfly can be punched out with the Elegant Butterfly punch.
Finally here is the last new addition. This is a stack of printed 6″ x 6″ vellum sheets. The print is in Basic Gray so the design will show nicely when layered over all colors of card stock and just imagine how beautiful they would be if you colored in the designs with your Blendabilities!
screenshot of the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Pack
Sale-A-Bration has been around for years but having new product added the last month of Sale-A-Bration is exciting. Place an order with me or through my online store for $50 or more and get one of these great new exclusive products.
Contact me to schedule a workshop during March and get an extra $25 if the workshop sales are $250 or more. That means for a $250 workshop you will receive $65 in hostess dollars to spend on whatever you want. Yay!
Join my team as a demonstrator during March and get your choice of either one of the product kits in the catalogs or your choice of two Sale-A-Bration items like the ones above. Give me a call or email me with your phone number so I can call you. You can also sign up on my demonstrator web site.